Talk:Glen Clark

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Newspaper Article[edit]

A day or so after Glen Clark resigned, a great biographical article of him appeared in either the Sun or the Province. I have read the article numerous times, and it is filled with great stuff about Glen Clarks early days. For examples, he talks about his growing up on the impoverished Downtown Eastside, his family, his work with the ironworkers union, and his early football pursuits. Its great reading, and I am going to look it up and add all sorts of goodies to this page when I do. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Raindreamer (talkcontribs) 04:04, 8 December 2006 (UTC).

Missing bits[edit]

  • Salmon War - surprised this isn't here, so will try and write it.
  • Casinogate - pretty much needs a separate article because of complexity of story and the background of the various players and "where they are now" (e.g. Brian Kieran's role in Railgate); the story of the scandal is as much about an effort to tarnish Clark's reputation as it is about his allegedly dubious relationship with his back-alley neighbours; ties of senior RCMP connected to the case with a rival casino to the one connected to Clark's neighbour is also an issue, though a dicey one...Skookum1 (talk)
Further to the above, I just added POV and refimprove templates as well as section headings; there's no early life/education amterial or would have added such a sect-title, I didn't mean to highlight the scandals; perhaps "political career" would be better. Also in the Casinogate section, which was originally very anti-Clark, there's a disjuncture between the allegations of guilt adn the fact of the eventual acquittal; the section needs rewriting, just as n article on Casinogate needs doing; I'd rather write Salmon War first though....(politics is so messy...).Skookum1 (talk) 00:12, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Deleted sentence[edit]

I deleted a sentence in the fast ferry scandal section. The sentence revolved around mentioning the quote "Gawd, we're shoveling money off a truck". Upon checking the source for the quote, the quote had nothing to do with the fast ferry scandal, but was made in reference to the inauguration of commuter rail when he was employment and investment minister. Jozsefs (talk) 22:14, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

I actually ended up doing a bit of adjusting to the article, there was a ton of unsourced stuff in there and considering this is a BLP I just deleted some of it, and added some citation tags. Jozsefs (talk) 22:45, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

cite for competing Liberal-affiliated casino bid[edit]

There's no Casinogate article yet, but when it's finally written a critical part of the story, ignored by the mainstream media, can be found here on Alex Tsakumis' blog. Like other BC political blogs, he's credible and carries news that the large papers and networks won't touch. I don't particularly like him because of his treatment of other respected bloggers and his endless grandstanding, but he often performs public service like this very interesting interview. Other blog citations for this aspect of the scandal are out there; you won't find them in the normal "reliable sources". There's a citation needed on some article somewhere for this, though it was here but guess not, unless that was removed in recent edits.Skookum1 (talk) 10:33, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Deceptive edit[edit]

Nice to have the citation for the RCMP visit but something else was snuck in there too, removing media circus which is an oft-used description of what went down, and revising the bit about who it was that organized the presence of BCTV at the time; that is well-known but has never been reported in the Sun, which NB was tied (still is? I don't know now) to BCTV editorially and organizationally; This is one of many independent media/newsblog items about who it was, namely an RCMP officer who was a Liberal candidate, and who had a stake in a competing casino bid, and also as former media spokesmen close ties to the Liberals and notably to Campbell himself, who according to the anonymous RCMP officer in that intervzew was cheering from the sidelines about the whole affair; "media circus" can be cited, and there's more cites for Peter Montague's connections than just Tsakumis. You can claim this criticism is POV-agenda driven, but my only agenda is "the whole truth", not the filtered and POVized account of the major media; as is often the case in BC, the truth about something is only found in independent media and in certain high-profile and widely-read blogs. Will this be another case of "Skookum1 being POV about the Liberals and being pro-NDP" or will this be dealt with properly, instead of by accusing me of filling in the blanks or blanking things by POV editing, by those who have a different POV? I'll see if I can find Terry Glavin's article on all this, I'm pretty sure it was his column (for someone else, probably the Straight, maybe Monday Magazine).Skookum1 (talk) 07:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Terry Glavin got back to me this evening and provided me this link, which is from Guerilla Media and is a copy published with permission of the original Georgia Straight article dated September 2-9, 1999....(though I remember that version saying "guilty as hell" in spots). Had forgotten how funny Terry can be, as much a comedian as reporter; his specialties are fisheries and native affairs, he's among those who refuse to work at the Sun anymore and/or who were shown the door for not playing the in-house rules and speaking his own mind.....man there's some juicy stuff in here that the Sun wouldn't cover like the fact the Clark had paid for the $10,000 deck long before the bribe story fielded by this Vrahnos character was spread.......read the article, it's an eye opener and also has more details for the needed Casinogate article. Material related to what Terry is talking about is also here on Alex Tsakumis' blog.Skookum1 (talk) 19:20, 15 April 2013 (UTC)